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Teen Sentenced To 11 Years In Jail For Tweets Supporting ISIS

An American teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for providing material support to terrorism. But Ali Shukri Amin, just 17 years old, never committed violence in the name of radical Islamic terrorism. His crime was running a Twitter account that celebrated the terrorist group and taught others how to send money through Bitcoin.


Author Bruce Sterling Testified To Congress In 1993 As A Time Traveller From 2015

In 1993, sci-fi author Bruce Sterling testified in front of a House subcommittee about the future of the internet — specifically, what “the Net” would look like in 2015.


Retweets Kinda Are Endorsements If You're Retweeting ISIS

You can claim your retweets aren’t endorsements, but if you’re retweeting known terrorists on a regular basis, feds in the US may just use that as evidence to arrest you.


The FBI Built A Database That Can Catch Rapists (And Nobody Uses It)

For roughly 30 years the FBI has virtually ignored a system meant to help cops track the behavioural patterns of violent criminals.


FBI Struggling With Cybersecurity Because Of Shit Pay And Drug Tests

It’s no secret that American businesses and the government are under constant attack from hackers around the world. That’s just the nature of living in the 21st century. But a new audit says that America is even less prepared to defend against these attacks than we thought.


'Hornet's Nest Of Criminal Hackers' Destroyed By Feds 

It was the best place to find out the worst crimes you could commit online. Cybercrime forum Darkode has been shut down after “Operation Shrouded Horizon”, an international law enforcement raid that led to 70 arrests.


FBI Practically Begs For 'Front Door' Access To Encrypted Data

FBI Director James Comey has some advice for the tech companies and great people of America: Work harder at coming up with custom encryption solutions for law enforcement, or the terrorists win.


How A Gaolbird Con Artist Uncovered A Secret FBI Surveillance Tool

A disgraced lawyer, sitting in gaol, obsessed with a kooky theory that the government tracked him by sending secret rays into his house… ends up discovering a secret government mobile phone tracking program. Sounds like bizarre noir, right? But it’s true.


The FBI's First Aircraft Were Spy Planes From The Vietnam War

When the FBI first bought its own planes in the 1970s it was a minor scandal. But what’s so shocking about the feds having aircraft? The scandal was that they were originally experimental spy planes used in the Vietnam War.


The FBI's Secret Air Force Is Watching Us

This might come as a shock: The FBI has a secret air force of sorts that’s recently been buzzing over Baltimore. Or maybe it’s not a shock at all. The FBI’s been using aircraft for decades. These new planes, however, use surveillance equipment designed for warfare and capable of tracking innocent citizens. That’s bad.


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